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Vietnamese Shrimp Meatballs

Vietnamese Shrimp Meatballs
Yield: 4

Vietnamese Shrimp Meatballs

Vietnamese Shrimp Meatballs recipe

When my cousin Antonio came to visit me in August 2015 to get acquainted with our home and food, we planned a dinner for him with friends.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • ¼ tsp (teaspoon) salt
  • 2 tsp (teaspoons) cornstarch
  • 2 tsp (teaspoons) brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp (teaspoon) freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp (teaspoons) fish sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves minced and crushed
  • 2 tbsp (tablespoons) of minced regular or shallot red onion
  • A handful of minced coriander
  • 8 to 12 mint leaves
  • ½ cup Panko
  • ¾ cup Nuoc Cham dipping sauce with tamarind

Instructions

    1. I wash the shrimp and determine whether they are already cooked or raw. I can tell by the color. If they are pink or orange, they are ready; if they are pale gray, I must heat water and cook them for about 3 minutes, or until the color changes. I strain the shrimp and set them aside to cool.
    2. I combined the shrimp with all of the other ingredients except the panko in a food processor. Process for approximately 20 seconds. I turn off the machine, stir a little, and repeat the process until a dough is formed with all of the ingredients mixed.
    3. I add the panko and mix it in again. When the dough is ready (I recommend letting it rest for an hour or so if you have time), I roll it into balls.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C/350°F, or until golden brown. It can take up to 20 minutes at times.
    5. It is recommended that the balls be served with a sauce. To make the dipping sauce, combine the juice of a large lemon, two teaspoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon of fish sauce, and two tablespoons of concentrated tamarind juice (not so watery). Combine all of the ingredients and serve with the meatballs.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 48mgSodium 600mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 8gSugar 22gProtein 11g

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